Most people take the decision of choosing their real estate agent far too lightly and would put more effort into selecting a new car or home. However, choosing your real estate agent can be on of the single biggest financial decisions you will make.
The difference between a mediocre agent and a very good agent (and bear in mind, you are paying the same for both!) can mean thousands of euros that you receive for your home. A good agent should be determined to get you the best possible price for your home. They will go beyond what a buyer is prepared to pay for your home and try to get what they are able to pay!
Listing with one agency creates a win-win situation for both you and the agent. You are instructing an agent who will fully commit their time, resources and expertise into selling your home; the agent receives a commission when their hard work and effort results in a sale.
Many people who decide to list with a number of different agencies often find they do not receive the same kind of attention and commitment. Or even worse, the salespeople are in such a hurry to sell the home before anyone else that they focus on making a quick sale rather than getting you the best possible price.
Once you put your home on the market you are competing for buyers against other similar homes that are 'For Sale'. Ideally, you want to attract as many buyers as possible because the competition created by interested buyers can often bring you a premium price. Whenever there is competition, the focus of the buyer turns to 'out pricing' the other interested parties, rather than trying to buy your home for as little as possible.
Pricing your home much too high is a sure way to deter buyers. Those who actually want to buy a house in that price-range will tend to pass over your home as they can get better value elsewhere. And the buyers who do want a home similar to yours are also likely to exclude it.